Monday, November 06, 2006

The Future for Captain America?

James Mirtle has one of the best blogs out there, as far as I am concerned and I am sure that everyone who comes to this site has been to his. James is also now a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail hockey blog, where today my favourite writer, Eric Duhatschek, talks about Andy Grabia's fundraiser to defray MacT's expenses for his fine for his remarks Friday night. Get ready for a pile of new visitors, Andy.

Anyhow, James had a post on the Globe blog the other day that slipped under the radar in the Oilogosphere. The gist of it is that with the phasing out of the enforcer a new type of specialist was appearing in the NHL, a guy who would sit on the bench for the majority of the game and make his appearances, not to fight, but to play on the power play.

A tailor made role for Mr. Schremp if he can't figure out his own end of the rink?


Ken Bauer said...

Wasn't this Cliff Ronning's original reason for being in the Blues and then the Canucks lineup?

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

I don't know ken, there have always been guys who have started out in certain roles and I can't remember the beginning of Ronning's career to be honest.

What James is saying is that possibly we may see a new type of specialist to replace the old heavyweights across the board - or that's how I read it.

That in itself would be a big change in roster makeup.

Andy Grabia said...

Mirtle's a hack. Many of us posited that idea in the playoffs last year, and I've kept at it since then. You hear me, Mirtle? A HACK!

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

Hey Grabia, you klepto, don't start trouble here!

Always stirring up shit. Comparing deaf people to monkeys and stealing their money.